The trailer looked good and I trust CD Project for the game, they have not disappointed me so far. I loved the Witcher 2.
On the subject of skin, my first reaction was also why is she wearing almost nothing and her boobs are about to spill out? We don’t have the context (the previous fight etc), maybe he clothes were torn in the fight?
On the other hand they could have presented her with torn clothes but in a less sexy manner. CD Pr have a sort of history of sexualising women although as was said above it was ameliorated in W2. I can also buy the argument that it’s cyberpunk, aesthetics are everything etc but in the end it was a bit too sexualised for me. I can only think of one good reason to have it like this: marketing.
Having said that, boobs are abundant in GITS and they don’t seem to have a role to play in the stories. I guess it’s part of the fiction but that doesn’t mean it can’t change…
As for being too passive about the whole thing, the idea I got was that she was worn out by all the slaughter or even shut down in some way after it? She seems not to be aware of what’s happening.
Anyway I remain optimistic about the game, I would like to see gameplay and more details.
On Snow Crash: having read it only about a year ago, I didn’t find it that amazing but it was enjoyable. It was a good book but it seemed to me that most of the ideas were already presented somewhere else. Maybe if I had read it when it came out, it would have been different. I did find the idea about the language intriguing though. I seem to remember there were theories that there used to be a universal language which got splintered in various dialects (no, not from the bible).